In a bid to further convince smartphone users worldwide, LG will soon be introducing the LG G Flex to a few European markets in February. It remains to be seen whether this rather eccentric curved smartphone will make any dent in that market at all.
LG's G Flex will go on sale in the US from January 31st, with the curved OLED smartphone unsurprisingly commanding top-tier pricing for its unusual form-factor. The smartphone, which we reviewed last month, will be a hefty $299.99 with a new, two-year agreement, though in return you get lengthy battery life - thanks to a specially-crafted curved battery - and a 13-megapixel camera.
Toshiba is wading into the increasingly crowded sportscam market, taking on GoPro and Contour with the Toshiba Camileo X-Sports. Fresh to IFA 2013 today, the Camileo X-Sports packs a 12-megapixel camera with Full HD 1080/60p video recording, and an built-in 2.0-inch preview display on the back; it also bears a striking resemblance to GoPro's Hero range, though Toshiba plans to include more accessories and mounts in the box than Hero does.
Google is exploring new facial-recognition security systems that could involve pulling strange expressions at your Android smartphone, in an attempt to bolster the easily-fooled Face Unlock option. The research, revealed in a Google patent application, would combine existing face-matching systems with a preconfigured movement or gesture, such as moving an eyebrow, sticking out a tongue, or frowning.
The Mazda6 is the epitome of the ugly duckling finding its unexpected swan. Anonymous in its first two generations, Mazda threw its Kodo design language at the third-gen version and ended up with one of the most distinctive four-doors around. Meanwhile, with the EV specter hanging over most car firms, Mazda remains a hybrid hold-out, maintaining there's still plenty to squeeze out of existing technology before we look to batteries. Does the Mazda6 deliver? Read on for our full review.
Clad with the aesthetics of a 50-year-old film camera, the Olympus PEN E-P5 is being launched by the manufacturer for the anniversary of the original, here in 2013 filled instead with digital features throughout. This camera is what Olympus notes is the first Compact System Camera to work with a mechanical shutter capable of a speed of 1/8000th of a second. Clad with a 16-Megapixel TruePic VI Live MOS sensor as well as a 5-Axis Image Stabilization mechanism inside, the introduction of this camera by Olympus appears to be aimed both lovers of retro style and those looking for the company's furthest pushes forward in imaging technology alike.
If the offerings from GoPro or Contour just aren't doing it for you, Replay is another action camcorder maker that aims to take on these other companies, and today they announced the XD 720 HD camcorder that Replay claims is the smallest and lightest HD camera on the market right now, "small enough to mount to a pair of sunglasses" if need be.
The popular bookseller Barnes & Noble surely have a great pair of tablets on their hands, but they are rarely mentioned while talking about budget friendly tablets. With a strong focus on e-readers and digital content the Nook HD puts up a great fight against the competition. With the iPad mini selling like crazy, the Nexus 7 popular in the Android world, and the Kindle Fire HD does their new Nook HD stand on its own? Read on to find out our thoughts on this impressive 7-inch HD tablet that doubles as the perfect reader.
This morning you'll be greeted with lots of exciting news here at SlashGear. It was a big day today for the folks at Intel who announced their new Motorola RAZR i with Intel inside. On the other side of the smartphone spectrum those iPhone 5 orders are still selling like hot cakes you better hurry and order one soon.
We had an extended look at the Nokia Lumia 920 this week courtesy of Nokia and Microsoft, complete with a brief glance at the difference between standard and PureView photography technology. What you're about to see is a look at the unibody-like design of the hardware first, then a vision of what it means to work with Windows Phone 8 with Nokia-specific additions like Nokia City Lens and wireless charging right out of the box. And of course you'll have Microsoft's full suite of Office apps to back you up as well, SkyDrive included!